Hope all you Mom’s are having a Great Day!
I had an interesting conversation today which I just had to share for ya’ll to ponder. Why do we wish others, who are Not our Mothers, Happy Mother’s Day? The conversation was why did a cousin get insulted I didn’t send her a Happy Mother’s Day. The person I was talking to said, “I am not their child or the father of their child. So why do you think people expect us to wish them a Happy Mother’s Day when they are not my Mother?” Then he said, “are you upset I didn’t send a card? After all I have no kids by you.” It’s not like it’s your Birthday or Holiday.”
My response, “No not at all, Mother’s Day was created and intended to be a day children celebrate & show appreciation to their Mothers. Same applies to Father’s Day, so don’t expect me to send you a Father’s Day card.” I continued with, “well I supposed it was a habit that got picked up because others wanted to honor Mothers. Honestly I had not even thought about him saying or sending me anything”
This sat on my mind after we ended our call & I must agree, no Mom should be annoyed or insulted if someone that is not your child or spouse doesn’t wish you a Happy Mother’s day. The only other exception I can think of is if you have fulfilled the role of a Mom in someone’s life. Like my Mother-in- law & sometimes my sister did in mine.
All ya’ll who are close to me, you know I am not so great at remembering to get Birthday cards out on time so my getting out wishes otherwise will be no surprise. I am to busy trying to get down a habit of sending Birthday wishes and Holiday wishes. That’s all I can bear. LOL Anyway, my main point is: Don’t let yourself stress if you didn’t get out a Mother’s Day wish to someone who is not your Mom nor has filled that role.
Honestly, I would rather for those who are not my children, to send me uplifting wishes or Hugs on whatever day they feel led to send them. Then I know it is from the heart and not out of some habit or obligation created by society.